I am currently considering rewiring my old HD 555s for multiple reasons, including the cable failing once in a while (short, I guess) and the cable itself being 1 zillion meter long (3m). I thought if I'm going to change the cable, might as well do it properly.
I have no real past experience in HiFi audio, although I'm very exposed to pro audio things these days. I'm having difficulties finding the information I need to complete this operation, I guess I'm simply not knowledgeable enough or I'm not looking for the right things.
Here is my current plan based on what I've found so far here + on google:
Inside connector (inside the 'cups' I think?):
Will use "motherboard" connectors (because that's how the 555s are connected inside). Like in this thread.
After browsing a few threads, there seems to be a few names that come back often. Seems that a generally good idea is to get some Mogami 2893 as described here:
I finally figured it was called a sleeve. I have no idea what to get nor why.
I want to use a right-angle mini TRS (1/8"), or a not too big normal mini jack. I will carry this around everywhere.
Again, so many connectors.
I have settled on a Neutrik NTP3RC-B just because it looked nice and I had to settle on something.
I will also apply a copious about of heatshrink where needed.
I need help for finding where to buy these parts, as i live in Canada, sourcing these is a little harder (US stores not possible, ebay.ca almost always devoid of anything, etc.).
Thanks for any suggestions!